The Jared White Show

The Jared White Show
A curated celebration of the artform that is the web. A weekly perspective on how individuals have the power to spark open and free communication and innovation online. Hosted by Jared White.
28: Black Hole+
Apr 17 • 34 min
There’s been a ton of news in the world of media & entertainment, and Jared is here to dive right in. Also: trolls, awesome people, a book on Cook, working in Portland, and a whole lot more.
27: The Year of the Personal Cloud
Mar 22 • 39 min
In this episode, Jared gives a detailed rundown of all of the big commercial internet services he’s replaced with open source, self-hosted software that he controls himself. Why would anyone want to do this? Three words: privacy, security, and network…
26: Ubuntu Ate My iMac
Mar 7 • 66 min
The first 1 hour long episode of The Jared White Show ever! From computer meltdowns to Dongletown, from dreaming of WWDC 2019 goodies to pontificating on the coming iOS app invasion for the Mac, this is one Apple extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Oh so…
25: From Paris with Love
Feb 28 • 23 min
In today’s episode, Jared gives his spoiler-free review of Alita: Battle Angel, both the pros and the cons (but mostly pros!). Plus the challenges of living in San Francisco and why Kevin moved to Paris, Emma Thompson takes down The Man (Mr. Lasseter),…
24: Five Predictions for Social Media in 2019
Feb 21 • 19 min
At long last it’s here: Jared’s bold predictions of what will move and shake the world of social media in 2019. Will the fediverse last? Will Facebook implode? Will our brains all get uploaded to the Matrix? (Just kidding, there’s nothing in here about…
23: Zuckerberg Learns About the Internet
Feb 14 • 15 min
Jared was sick…but at long last he’s been told he’ll make a full recovery, so enjoy this latest episode of the show: recorded, edited, produced, and published exclusively on iPad Pro! Yes, Jared has a brand-new tablet with Ferrite installed, which means…
22: A Tale of Two Millennials
Jan 28 • 36 min
Everyone’s talking about the Fyre festival documentary, so of course Jared does too…along with NSA dragnet busting Edward Snowden. What does one have to do with the other? Listen to the show and find out! Also: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY iPAD! Plus what normal…
21: It Was the Bee’s Knees
Jan 10 • 31 min
What an action-packed show to kick off 2019! In this episode, Jared talks about the launch of his new Patreon subscription package, the positive response he got from friends and loved ones about his private family photo gallery powered by SmugMug, the…
20: New Year’s Gym Habits
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
LAST EPISODE OF 2018! Herein our intrepid host pontificates on the virtues of forming habits (not resolutions) in the coming year, and talks about the latest otherworldly developments on the web—including deepfakes, Doctor Strange 2, Facebook security…
19: Wild Wild Google
Nov 29, 2018 • 21 min
In this week’s post-Thanksgiving extravaganza, host Jared presents a video of great planetary significance, dribbles a ball over to the fine purveyors of podcast player Castro, drops a Chinese dragonfly on Google, and talks YET AGAIN about weird religion!
18: Animations of Cats
Nov 15, 2018 • 22 min
Jared talks about his latest journey into the world of microblogging, the problems of live news analysis and skewed U.S. election coverage, the wild cultish world of Wild Wild Country, social media’s effect on depression, and more.
17: Sick with Nazis
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
Jared was sick last week and so he did what comes naturally: binge watch Nazis. Yes, and not just Nazis but Japanese imperialists as well as the rebels who fight them to bring freedom to America in The Man in the High Castle—a “what if” scenario presented…
16: A Window into the Digital World
Oct 11, 2018 • 24 min
In today’s episode, Jared dives right into the latest Apple iPad Pro rumors, muses on the applicability of Universal Basic Income, throws shade on Google’s Pixel 3 XL and Pixel Slate, and shares a couple of projects he’s been working on. Just another fine…
15: It’s Essential That You Listen to This
Sep 26, 2018 • 12 min
In today’s episode, Jared talks about essentialism and why he’s starting (er, rebooting, technically speaking) a new YouTube channel all about it—as well as travel vlogs in and around the Portland, Oregon area.
14: Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Crouching Tiger
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the show, Jared lounges by the pool and stays out of the rain to dive right into such heady topics as the new Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, racist reviews of Crazy Rich Asians, the mobbing of Wil Wheaton, the release of Mastodon…
13: Mastodon’s Moment
Aug 28, 2018 • 29 min
Never fear, Professor Jared is here! You will learn all about Mastodon, the hot new social networking platform that is exploding in popularity and giving Twitter a run for its money. What makes Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service…
12: Fast and Snappy
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
In today’s episode, Jared is excited to announce Posture: a Better Way to Engage the News—a software product he’s been developing since the beginning of the year. It’s currently in beta testing, and you can sign up now to try it out for free! Also: how to…
11: Make It So, Number One
Aug 15, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Jared talks about his first experience using Apple laptops in the early days of Mac OS X, and what Apple needs to do now to simplify its consumer laptop product line and offer a “Mac for the masses” just like the original iBook. Also,…
10: I Hope I’m Pronouncing This Right
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
The first annual summer book giveaway is here! Enter to win your choice of So Good They Can’t Ignore You or Deep Work, both by Cal Newport. Details in the show (just a minute or so in). Also in this episode, Apple iBooks is changing to just Apple Books in…
9: Same Ol’ Ethan
Jul 31, 2018 • 21 min
Nothing is too *impossible* here on The Jared White Show as we tirelessly embark on the *mission* of recording new episodes every week! That’s right—on today’s show, Jared reviews the blockbuster hit *Mission: Impossible - Fallout* and comments on the…
8: Life’s White Space
Jul 24, 2018 • 19 min
Jared’s ready to do nothing, and we have to wait for the leaf blower to stop! Also, remembering the life of comic book movie pundit Jon Schnepp (may he rest in peace), a look at historical studio gear that came to define modern music, WebVR, and a whole…
7: A Rather Odd Character Named Anonymous
Jul 17, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Jared explains why the show almost never happened in the first place and why excuses are the enemy of action. Plus a hands-on overview of the new MacBook Pros from Apple with improved butterfly mechanism keyboards, how news curation on…
6: The Year Was 1994
Jul 9, 2018 • 25 min
The year was 1994. Dial-up modems ruled. Netscape Navigator had not even been released yet. The only browser anyone had heard of was called Mosaic. Trumpet Winsock was how people got online with Windows 3.1. 1994: the year Jared White first logged on to…
5: Nostalgia Café
Jul 2, 2018 • 29 min
Somehow on today’s show we end up waxing nostalgic about the Sci-Fi of youth: namely, Babylon 5 and Star Trek: The Next Generation. But don’t worry, there’s also plenty to look forward to, such as throwing off the shackles of our corporate web overlords…
4: Always in Haste, Never in a Hurry
Jun 18, 2018 • 30 min
A man of rituals (but not the kind that involve funny hats and long robes), Jared in this episode talks about identifying and honoring daily routines that make us happy, how to create digital experiences that are ethical and respect users, minimalism,…
3: WWDC What Apple Did
Jun 5, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, it’s all Apple all the time! Its big annual developer conference, WWDC 2018, just kicked off and we get to talk about all the goodies and exciting announcements from Apple and third party app creators around the world. Join me as we dive…
2: Well We Made It This Far
May 28, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Jared questions the morality of working in tech, Alexa proves too helpful, Wikipedia puts on a new suit, Patagonia wows with web campaign to save Europe’s wild waterways, and much more.
1: The Moment I Fell Into the Fissure
May 21, 2018 • 41 min
The inaugural episode of The Jared White Show is here! We talk about the history of the web, Myst’s 25th anniversary, the growth of podcasting, and so much more.